Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Baby Steps

Today, January 24, 2011, is a red letter day! Today is a day that will go down in our family history as special! Today is a day that will live in our memories for years to come!!! Today, my daughter took her first steps!!

Daddy and I sat on the floor facing each other, our leg spread in a "V" pattern, feet touching. We took turns walking her toward the other, I would face you toward daddy and get her little body steady, I would hold her under her arms as she took a few steps toward him. Then I would let go and she would talk 3-4 more little steps before falling into his arms!! Then we would repeat the process with her walking to me.

We would hoot and clap when she was finally scooped into one of our arms and she would giggle and clap in excitement.

I can't explain how amazing I feel about this. And not just that it was something that happened together as a family, I would have hated if she had taken these steps without daddy or I present. It would have been fun if Smug-Grandma had been there, but to have it happen spontaneously when it was just us three, was really special. I am also amazed by how fast she is growing and changing and developing. She isn't even a year old yet and she is almost walking on her own! I feel like its going to be a matter of days and she will be free-styling! She is so smart that we can no longer take a toy away and distract her with another. If we hide the remote, she knows it and won't give up until she has found it.

She loves things that baffle me - like the opening theme music to General Hospital, or the music on the iPad commercial. She really stops and pays attention when Elmo is on TV!! Man oh Man - she is super smart!!

I love my girl so much and today was a very special day!! Now, it's time to put this worn out baby girl to bed!!


  1. I didn't know that this counted! :) I felt the exact same way. T did this this past weekend! I think I was more excited about it than anyone else. I am delighted for him to start walking, though everyone tells me that's crazy. :)

  2. You will NEVER forget this day. I'm so happy for y'all! Good for her!